New Spring, New You

By Amity Spiegel

Five ways for busy moms to freshen up this spring, from new makeup to a new outlook.

1165841_78373180 We all want to lose our last 15 pounds of baby weight, dress like a fashionista, and have an organized home. But how many of us have the time and energy to make these things happen? Personally, a typical day for me entails scarfing down my kid’s leftover chick-a-saurus nuggets before getting my daily exercise in the form of a [more]

Ella’s Kitchen Offers Eco-Friendly Baby Food

By Kristin Tablang

Feed your baby food they’ll love while going green at the same time

ellas-kitchen-food Getting babies and toddlers to eat is not fun. It may seem adorable the first couple of times your tiny tot giggles and swats the choo-choo train spoon from your hand splattering smashed peas all over the place, or uses her high chair table as a canvas for a Jackson Pollock-esque work finger-painted with mashed carrots…but as you probably already [more]

What the Affordable Care Act Means for Breastfeeding Moms

By Gina Ciagne

A leading lactation consultant and breastfeeding advocate breaks down what nursing moms need to know about the ACA

SignatureProPRODUCT0813 The Affordable Care Act (or ACA or Obamacare) has received a lot of attention for a lot of different reasons, but there’s one piece of the legislation that I am really excited about: Health insurance plans are now required to cover the cost of breastfeeding support and equipment for nursing moms, including the cost of lactation counselors and breast pumps. Because [more]

How To Pick A Pediatric Dentist Or Orthodontist For Your Child

By Emanuelle Block

Start Early, Ask For Referrals, and Do Your Research

doggy Editor's Note: For listings of parent-recommended pediatric dentists and orthodontists, along with other healthcare providers, click here.  Whether it’s a little one’s very first trip to the dentist, or time to straighten that crooked smile, parents need to know what to look for in a pediatric dentist or orthodontist. A Child’s First Visit To The Dentist The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends [more]

Health & Wellness Listings

By New York Family

A comprehensive list of pediatricians, pediatric dentists, orthodontists, OB-GYNs, hospitals (where to give birth), and urgent care

doggy Editor’s Note: A brief aside on how these listings came together: To find a good doctor, many people turn to their friends, so we thought why not turn to our readers to put together a list of favorite, local OB-GYNs, pediatricians, and pediatric dentists and orthodontists? (We’ve also included urgent care listings and hospitals in which to give birth.) These [more]

How To Have A Healthy, Happy Pregnancy

By New York Family

The journey from pregnancy to motherhood entails huge physical and emotional changes. We asked several of the city’s top doctors for their advice about this life-changing time.

obgyn Editor's Note: For listings of parent-recommended OB-GYNs and hospitals in which to give birth, along with other healthcare provider recommendations, click here.  The journey from pregnancy to motherhood entails huge physical and emotional changes. We asked several of the city’s top doctors for their advice about this life-changing time. PRENATAL ADVICE: During pregnancy it is important to stay active and exercise regularly within [more]